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Canadian man killed by arrow

Kitchener - A 60-year-old man out for a morning walk was killed by an arrow shot into his chest. Police are continuing to search for clues.

Op-Ed: Lenient sentence for drunk driver who killed is a crime in itself

The drunk driver who took the lives of Jayantha Wijeratne and his daughter Eleesha on a highway near Toronto 3 years ago was sentenced Tuesday. What did he get for destroying two people, and breaking the hearts of their family and friends? Not enough.

Turkey arrests six over 'minting coins for IS'

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Wednesday arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group on suspicion of trying to illegally mint coins for use in areas controlled by the extremists in Syria.

Model files sexual assault suit against Bill Cosby

Los Angeles - A 25-year-old model filed a lawsuit against disgraced US comedian Bill Cosby alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

Four held in Australia over terror shooting

Sydney - Four people were arrested in Australia on Wednesday over the terror-linked murder of a police employee after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney.

Texas executes man over deadly $8 robbery

Washington - The state of Texas executed a death row inmate convicted of fatally shooting a man in 1998, after robbing his victim of eight dollars.Juan Garcia, 35, was pronounced dead at 6:26 pm local time (2326 GMT), a prison system spokeswoman told AFP.

Op-Ed: Pentagon intelligence official indicted in covert weapons deal

In the pantheon of shady deals, things just don't get much shadier than this. Senior Navy intelligence official David W. Landersman has been indicted on charges of alleged theft and conspiracy.

Ontario man, 60, shot dead by bow and arrow, police seek killer

Police in Kitchener, Ontario say a 60-year-old man has been shot dead by an arrow. It happened early Monday morning in what is being described as a normally safe neighbourhood.

Mexico offers rewards for arrests in 43 missing case

- Mexican authorities offered Tuesday a total of $500,000 in rewards for the arrest of a fugitive former police chief and four other suspects sought over last year's disappearance of 43 students.

U.S. boy, 11, kills girl, eight, over puppy

White Pine - A simple childish spat over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbor in the US state of Tennessee, the girl's grieving mother said.

School massacre thwarted, how did it happen? Special

Sonora - The planned Columbine style massacre, on steroids, was averted by the actions of a few students. Their actions saved lives.

Pistorius ordered to undergo psychotherapy

Johanesburg - Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius will have to undergo psychotherapy, South Africa's parole review board said Tuesday after blocking his release from prison just 10 months into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend.

Pistorius to stay in jail as parole decision delayed

Johanesburg - Oscar Pistorius will stay in jail after a decision to grant him parole was again delayed Monday, his lawyer told AFP, in a long battle over whether he should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend.

Four teens arrested in plot targeting high school in California

Sonora - Four male teenagers have been arrested, accused of plotting an armed attack on teachers and students at Summerville High School in Tuolumne County, California.

Paralympian star Pistorius parole back under review after delays

Johanesburg - A South African parole board is due to meet Monday to determine whether Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend.

Oregonians flock to area churches after Roseburg college massacre

Roseburg - Southern Oregon residents flocked to religious services Sunday to mourn members of the local community college community who were gunned down by a student last week.

Alleged Oregon school shooter killed classmates in writing course

Roseburg - The gunman who allegedly killed eight classmates and an English professor at an Oregon community college was a student who had been rejected by a private firearms training academy after being turned down by the U.S. Army.

Authorities charge teen in arson, slaying of family in California

Greenwood - A Bay Area teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with killing three members of his own family, whose bodies were found in the burned-out remains of their vacation home in the Sierra foothills.

Colombia confirms death of drug kingpin 'Megateo'

Estanzuela - A wanted Colombian drug lord who had a $5-million price on his head from the United States has been killed in a military operation, authorities said Friday.
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